News & Events From Rarity Bay

Veterans Day at RBCC

November 12, 2018

We had the honor of celebrating Veterans Day with family and veterans in the Rarity Bay community. The evening was enjoyed by all with a wonderful performance from Vocal Point along with a three course plated dinner executed by Chef Justin Holleman. It was an honorable evening. Thank you to all veterans for your service to this country. We are forever thankful for your sacrifice. 

Night Golf at RBCC

November 8, 2018

Everyone had a great time playing Night Golf. The evening started with dinner and cocktails at The Bay Bistro followed by nine holes of golf after sunset. Each player received a glow in the dark golf ball and the back nine holes were lit up with glow sticks and lights. Everyone raved about how much fun it was playing golf in the dark! We look forward to another Night Golf Event next year.

RBYC Cornhole Tournament at RBCC

October 22, 2018

The Rarity Bay Yacht Club held their Annual Cornhole Tournament at Rarity Bay Country Club this past weekend. It was an event full of fun, laughter, prizes, and great food. Since the cornhole tournament was held during the Tennessee and Alabama football game, the theme this year was SEC East vs. SEC West. Both teams played well and had a lot of fun.

Wine Tasting Event

October 5, 2018

The Wine Tasting Event was a wonderful evening with jazz, wine, and friends! The event had over 50 members in attendance, they enjoyed great jazz, hors d’oeuvres, and four new wines to taste. The participants received 50% off the featured wines and in turn over 50 bottles were ordered! Twenty of those bottles alone were the Borealis, a white blend.

Thank you to Ali with Beverage Control of Knoxville for showing off your product and giving our members a great experience. Another thank you to Sam & Stina for providing us with great jazz entertainment for the night.

Thank you to our members for attending and supporting this event. We look forward to another Wine Tasting Event soon!

RBWC Golf Cart Rally

September 15, 2018

The Rarity Bay Women’s Club had a great turnout for their Golf Cart Rally. After the rally, they gathered at the Club for dinner and fun. It was a a great success!

Happy Labor Day

September 3, 2018

We celebrated Labor Day this past weekend with a Seafood Boil and end of summer party. Chef Justin and his team put together a wonderful array of seafood, sides, and desserts, southern rock band GRITS entertained the crowd and had them up and dancing, and Morgan had festive cocktail specials behind the bar. The event was a smash-hit with close to 70 Members and guests in attendance. Thank you to everyone that came and celebrated Labor Day with us. It was an evening enjoyed by all. We hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day!

Pickleball at Rarity Bay

August 29, 2018


What’s that sound you hear coming from the Pickleball courts?

It could be the unique “pop” made when the paddle contacts the ball or, more likely, it’s the sound of laughter from your friends and neighbors enjoying the fastest growing sport in the country!

Last April, along with the formation of the Rarity Bay Pickleball Club, a new Thursday event called “Dink & Dine” was created.

Dink & Dine was formed as a community wide social event to encourage Pickleball play in a relaxed, inclusive format. It’s a great way to meet new neighbors on the courts followed by social time in The Bay Bistro (pickleball attire is accepted in the Clubhouse). Depending on weather, play is typically one to two hours. Non-playing spouses and guests are always encouraged to join in for food and fun in The Bay Bistro after play.

The inaugural year for Dink & Dine has been very successful. The weekly attendance consistently has 25 to 35 people of all skill levels.

All Country Club Members are encouraged to join in on the Dink & Dine fun. If you would like to be added to the weekly Dink & Dine email list, or if you have any questions, please email Mark Gibson at Each week’s schedule is announced in advance via email and early sign ups help us work with Corie and her staff to ensure smooth operation in the Clubhouse.

Guidelines for Pickleball at Rarity Bay:

  • Court Shoes Required
  • Paddles are Available (if you don’t own one)
  • Must be a Country Club Member

Note: Membership in the Rarity Bay Pickleball Club is encouraged, but not required for Dink & Dine. For more information on the Rarity Bay Pickleball Club, please contact Jeff Laws at

Knoxville Opera Coming to Rarity Bay

August 15, 2018

Labor Day Seafood Boil

August 1, 2018

Rarity Bay Club Armada

July 28, 2018

Rarity Bay Rentals

Rarity Bay Country Club in partnership with Premier Resort Management is pleased to introduce The Club Armada, our waterfront boat rental service exclusively for Rarity Bay Country Club Members. The Club Armada offers an array of over a dozen watercraft through reservation for every Club Member.


Jet Skis & Deck Boat 

Jet Ski: $150/day
(2 or 3 rider capacity)

Deck Boat: $250/day
(14 rider capacity, tube and
skis available upon request)

Pedal Boats & Jon Boats

Pedal Boat: Free
(2 or 4 rider capacity)
Jon Boat: Free
(4HP, 3 or 4 rider

Kayaks, Canoes & Paddleboards

Kayak: Free
(2 or 3 rider capacity)
Canoe: Free
(2 or 3 rider capacity)
Paddleboard: Free

To make a reservation, email Jr at

Fishing poles available upon request for Jon Boat, Kayak, or Canoe rentals.
Life jackets included in all Club Armada rentals.

*Members will be charged a $25 no-show fee for canceling a reservation without 24 hours notice.

Annual Community Garden Dinner

June 15, 2018

Annual 4th of July Community Event

June 5, 2018

2018 Rarity Bay Member Guest Tournament

May 5, 2018

Red, White, & Blue Party

April 24, 2018

Easter Sunday at Rarity Bay

March 1, 2018

St. Paddy's Day at The Bay Bistro

February 17, 2018

Valentine's Dinner at The Bay Bistro

January 24, 2018

New Year's Eve at The Bay Bistro

December 1, 2017

2016 Highlights Set Stage For 2017 Plans

April 27, 2017

As 2017 gets underway, and with much to look forward to, we decided to take a moment and reflect on a few highlights for Rarity Bay and the club.

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New Home Featured in the Parade of Homes

October 11, 2016

Back in March, our homebuilder, McCamy Construction, broke ground with two custom home projects: our design center (Lot 72) and our Parade Home (Lot 492). Both homes are a stunning new addition to Rarity Bay with rich detail, brick finishes, and a gorgeous view of Tellico Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains.

If you’re looking for a home that really stands out from the rest, our Parade Home sets the bar to a whole new level.

With a transitional French country design, you will notice steep roof lines and hard angled pitches, custom trim detail, beautiful tile accents and all brick exterior.



Good design is evident in the details. After driving up the exposed aggregate driveway and entering the foyer, the 8’ doors and thick moldings really make an impact when you enter the home. The handsome patterned hardwood floors created with varying board widths grab your attention next.



Designed with an open floor plan, this home not only maximizes the indoor living space, but provides the homeowner  a view of the beautiful outdoor scenery from almost every angle.



The kitchen and master bath include unique custom upgrades, such as taller cabinets for additional storage with more trim details, extra trim details all around (e.g. large crown molding, taller baseboards, and window trim), and tile accent features above the range and inside the shower.





While not the most prominent room in the house, the mudroom is certainly worth noting. With navy cabinets and a chair rail, there’s a place for everything.


As the Rarity Bay custom home builder, McCamy Construction focuses on transforming your vision of a perfect home into a reality at Rarity Bay through inspired design, careful craftsmanship, and flawless execution.

Their process delivers exceptional quality, functional beauty, and a transparent construction timeline right from the start. From contract to completion, McCamy guarantees a building experience like no other, because the most important aspect of your new home is you. Contact Grant McMahan to get started today. Email or call (865) 247-7068.

See our Home Collections on our Real Estate page.

Tennessee ranked No. 4 best state for retirement

June 23, 2016

golfcartKnoxville News Sentinel – Prepare to say howdy to new neighbors, because Tennessee’s reputation as a good place to retire just got yet another boost.

In a new report, Kiplinger, a publishing company that specializes in personal financial advice and business forecasts, rates Tennessee the fourth-best state for retirees.

The report touts Tennessee’s affordability — rating it “tax friendly” while estimating the state’s cost of living to be 2 percent below the U.S. average and its health-care costs for a retired couple to be below average at $376,365.

“Every major metro area offers below-average living costs in almost every category of expenses, including health care and taxes,” Kiplinger reports.

“And being economically healthy, Tennessee should have no issues maintaining its tax-friendliness; it ranks eighth of all states for fiscal soundness, according to a recent report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.”

Some 923,000 of Tennessee’s 6.5 million residents (14.2 percent) are age 65 or older.

“To be named as one of the top five retirement destinations in the country is an accolade of which we can be proud as we continue to build awareness,” said Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, in a statement issued today. “We continue to tell the story of our low cost of living, no state income tax, low property taxes, four mild seasons, incredible quality of living and breathtaking scenic beauty through the Retire Tennessee program and people are noticing.”

Read more at the Knoxville News Sentinel

The Bay Bulletin

February 3, 2016

NewsLBuildFin_v1n3 Riding the wave of enthusiasm generated by last October’s Parade of Homes in Rarity Bay on Tellico Lake, the newly selected Bay Builders met with principals of Salem Pointe Capital prior to the holidays to map out plans for new home construction in 2016.

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The Bay Bulletin

January 13, 2016

NewsLetterFIN_v1n2Brand building involves more than designing a logo. It goes beyond building a website and printing brochures. It’s more important than the mark, colors and typeface embroidered on shirts in the pro shop.

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Happy Holidays

December 10, 2015


Plan Now for the Holidays

November 10, 2015

turkeyWith that bowl of trick-or-treat candy emptied, it must be time to start planning for the holidays. Whether you are planning a party or just looking for a juicy drumstick, Rarity Bay Country Club is your answer.

Members can spend more time with family and less time in in the kitchen by taking advantage of the Thanksgiving Buffet at Rarity Bay on Sunday, Nov 22. Dinner is served beginning at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment provided by Vocal Point. Reservations may be made by calling 423-884-3020.

If you are hosting a holiday event, let us take the stress out of the planning. Some availability remans at Rarity Bay Country Club for private parties. Or if you are interested in having us cater an event in your home, we can do that!

Dinner at the Club?

November 9, 2015

Over the last several months, that question is being posed more and more often as an affirmative statement.

That’s because a few key changes and thoughtful investments in the food and beverage services at Rarity Bay Country Club are transforming the dining experience.

To say that the addition of Chef Justin Holleman has been well received is akin to saying we have some nice views here at the Bay. Chef Justin has introduced a tasty array of menu options, all prepared with an attention to detail to satisfy any palette. And our members noticed, returning to dinner at the Club in growing numbers.

With an eye on continuing to improve quality and service, Rarity Bay has tripled its kitchen staff, including the addition of experienced and talented sous chefs from several top restaurants. This has allowed the Club to expand dinner service from only two nights a week to four, including every weekend evening. We also added a Sunday brunch.

“With the initial response from members when we brought in Chef Justin, we felt like we were on the right track,” says Salem Pointe Capital’s Michael Ayres, who oversees Management Operations at Rarity Bay. “At the same time, while great food is essential, we realized that the dining experience extends beyond that. So we’re really working hard to continue to get better and better at every aspect — from consistency of food quality to great guest service to creating a really special a ambiance.

“Ideally, we’re creating a situation where dinner at the Club is the first choice.”

A new menu is the next step. Members have been gnoshing on some new appetizers and sampling some special items of late that could become regular offerings. Some of the most popular items seem to be the shrimp cocktail, yellow fin tuna stack served with Asian slaw, and the hoisin ribs.